17 September 2015

No Surrender: Jews Pray at Site of Yeshiva Student's Near-Lynch

No Surrender: Jews Pray at Site 
of Yeshiva Student's Near-Lynch

In my previous post there was a photo of a yeshiva student lying on the ground, who had been beaten, tripped and barely made it home after praying on Rosh HaShana. A video was made where this yeshiva student spoke of his ordeal:

In response to that awful incident, that should never have happened, Yeshiva Students declare:

No Surrender: Jews Pray at Site 
of Yeshiva Student's Near-Lynch

150 Jews pray in Old City at site of attack on yeshiva student; councilman urges 'we have to do what Giuliani did in New York.'

"Some 150 Jews took part in a defiant prayer rally in the heart of the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday. The poignant event was organized in protest of ongoing Arab violence in the capital, and particularly the brutal beating of a Jewish yeshiva student during Rosh Hashanah.

"That attack took place amid a rising spike in attacks on Jews in the Old City and Temple Mount over the holiday, as well as a lethal rock attack in the capital. The rally, featuring the selihot prayers said during the Days of Awe between the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, took place at the site where the yeshiva student was attacked.

"Taking part in the prayer rally was Jerusalem Councilman Arieh King, who told Arutz Sheva that it is government apathy that has led to the assaults against Jews in the Old City.

"It's a disgrace that Jews feel insecure on the main street of the Old City," said King. "The blame is placed entirely on the leftist government of (Binyamin) Netanyahu joined with Jewish Home, who didn't know, and still don't know, how to take care of this important city." ArutzSheva

In the spirit of Meir Ettinger’s words to the Court:

"So what is this ‘Kingdom of Israel’? For 2000 years in exile, Jews around the world said in their prayers “Let me witness the return to Zion” and concluded with the words, “blessed is He who restores His glory to Zion.” These Jews did not merely want to return to the land of Israel to build fields and buildings. They wanted more. They wanted to restore G-d’s presence in the land by creating a state that would spread the name of G-d throughout the world."  Kol Yehudi

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